John Lescroart: Guilt By John Lescroart

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Suspect from the very beginning of Abe Glitsky If you have read other Abe Glitsky stories written by John Lescroart you will know that when Abe gets involved with a case he oesn t let go he is like a og with a bone Wes Farrell a long time friend of Mark Dooher agrees to represent Mark when it appears Mark needs a lawyer In the end Mark finds nothing can stop his world from crumbling around him and his closest friend is one of the costs Excellent read Abe Glitsky and Wes Farrell battle each other then team up Too bad I can t give it SIX stars 640 some pages that never lets up on the intrigue or suspense Guilty pleasure oes not get any guiltier than this The flow is pretty smooth here Lescroart sure knows how to write believable characters with clear motivations Plus his books are just so much fun to read A right amount of everything in them eual part cynicism and hope A Wes Farrell Abe Glitsky focused storylineexcellent early character A Village with My Name: A Family History of China's Opening to the World development for both as they begin as opponents emerge as a I have read many of the books in the Abe Glitsky series but this was an early book that I had somehow missed This brings Wes Ferrel not only into the picture but sets up the friendly alliance between Criminal Attorney and Police Officer Can a murder committeduring the Vietnam War or conflict whichever you prefer and a lost platoon actually reach out of the past seducing a wealthy self made man Can it corrupt a man so powerful he even has the Arch Bishop of the San Francisco Anthropology as Cultural Critique diocese in his pocket While the action twists and turns Abe Glitsky looks straight ahead following the past into the present A must read especially for those who feel entitled I must say that JL is such a talented writer Now as the reader we have expectations of our hero from the first Mark Dooher is introduced to us from the fir. His For Wes Farrell an attorney struggling with his own sense of failure theefense of Mark Dooher will mean a chance at self respect For beautiful aspiring attorney Christina Carrera the case leads to a Anyone dangerous liaison with Dooher who has wanted than anything to have this woman by his side and in his bed And for Abe Glitsky whose wife isying of cancer the trial is a nightmare of DNA evidence shaky witnesses and long odds Dooher the unofficial consigliere of the Archbishop of San Francisco has the Catholic Church on his sideAs the trial builds to a crescendo as evidence is sifted and witnesses iscredited as Farrell.

Twists TurnsJohn Lescroart may not be a lawyer but his books are so well researched and written that this revelation boggles my mind Scott Turow and John Grisham have NOTHING on this author My only complaint slight as it may be is the sheer volume of his books takes some getting used to GREAT book thoughBuy it read it and enjoy Although I hadn t read 1 in the Abe Glitsky series I had no ifficulties following Lescroart s complex network of characters While Glitsky figures prominently throughout the novel the key character is Mark Dooher a lawyer accused of a brutal murder Lescroart Boggs devotes a substantial part of the novel to an inepth character portrait of Dooher and his family and associates while giving rich insights into Abe Glitsky s professional and personal life The suspense builds evenly throughout the first half as the story s premise is thoroughly established then Lescroart s cat and mouse game of intricate Battleground Chicago detailsrives the action to its climax and resolution In a word the book is gripping interlacing suspicions with oubts and revelations stringing the reader along until the very last page I read this some time ago it was my first read of a book by this author I enjoyed it The main character is Mark Dooher a successful attorney that seems to have the golden touch to everything he touches Mark although he is married also has an eye for the ladies and is attracted to a beautiful young women about to be engaged to one Mark s young associates Mark manipulatesthings so that this young women is in close proximity to him and pursues her until he has her under his spell Mark s largest client is the Catholic Church and when it appears that he may lose his client Mark makes a fatal ecision to make sure that Bitter Choices doesn t happen Mark is the last person you would expect of murder but he is the prime. Mark Dooher is the last person anyone would suspect of a savage bloody murder the most hate filled crime one veteranetective had ever come across But Dooher a prosperous attorney and prominent Catholic is the first man San Francisco Bill Veecks Crosstown Classic detective Abe Glitsky suspects Soon Dooher is standing in the sights of the great flawed machine called the criminal justice system And Mark Dooher a paragon of success and a master of all he touches is about to be indicted for murderAs the Dooher trial beginsozens of lives are Blood, Milk, Ink, Gold drawn into therama from the men and women who knew Mark Dooher best to those whose fates are now entwined with.

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St he is the primary character and to be very frank I hated him On the surface he was a handsome talented he s got it all kind of guy Oh and he is a good Catholic boy to boot But when the camera lights and action hasn t been called yet Mark is a whole nother breed of slime His wife thinks that he might be suicidal his best friend another lawyer thinks that he may be having an affair But Abe Glitzky one of San Francisco finest thinks he has committed the murder of a fellow lawyer Abe has has been overruled and with no smoking gun or hot bayonet at the case may be he is forced to let it go Heck is barely getting by with suffering his own hell on earth tragedy He gets the call though that galvanizes his life Goldenboy Mark s wife has been murdered Now he has him right where he wants him But as he sits in court and watches his case fall apart and the Mikhail Bakhtin devil looking at him from theefense table what can he Carnival do You will have to read for yourself to see how it ends up The only small niggling thing was I think this was about 100 pages too long Other than that it was a very good taunt thriller I heart Glitzky Having recently found and enjoyed Lescroart I waselighted to find this very fat one of his that I had not read If you re interested in trying him start with GUILT It is an excellent example of my favorite kind of novel In an organized well paced plot he fully Citizens and Paupers develops than a handful of really interesting characters A powerful well respected San Franciso attorney is arrested for a particularly grizzly murder and is suspected by the homicideetective and his team of being responsible for other eually horrible murders But there is a camp of also credible people who know that it is impossible for him to have one anything even remotely like this This one is going to have to go on my best of the year list. Rises to heights he never knew he could reach and Abe Glitsky grieves a woman emerges from Mark Dooher's past Her story will change the role of nearly every player in this trial and ignite a chain reaction of truth and violence that will alter lives foreverA novel that surprises from its first page to its last Guilt is than a story about crime and punishment It is a riveting rama of moral responsibility and uncertain justice of families bound by loyalty and ivided by tragedy and betrayal Building to one of the most nerve shattering endings in recent fiction Guilt is a true masterpiece of hard hitting contemporary suspen.

John Lescroart born January 14 1948 is an American author best known for two series of legal and crime thriller novels featuring the characters Dismas Hardy and Abe GlitskyLescroart was born in Houston Texas and graduated from Junípero Serra High School San Mateo California Class of 1966 He then went on to earn a BA in English with Honors at UC Berkeley in 1970 In addition to his nov